Today's biggest fashion trend is vegan, as retailers such as Michael Kors join Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein, Georgio Armani, and many others are going fur-free. Companies are also ditching leather, wool, down, and exotic skins after learning of the cruelty in these industries.
Shop some of our favorite vegan-friendly fashion labels below to look your best while advocating for animals, and pick up some activist-wear from our shop. (Tip: You don't need to go to a specialty store to look dapper. Man-made materials abound in your favorite department stores. Just have a look at the tags!)
Luxury Winter Jackets:
- Wully Outerwear coats will keep you both warm and stylish. Climate-control back straps are built in for sudden temperature changes, and the sleeves feature thumb holes—just in case you need to send a text in the middle of a blizzard.
- Save the Duck's high-definition Plumtech padding is designed to insulate and absorb humidity while still allowing wind protection and freedom of movement.
- Hoodlamb jackets are made from natural, water-resistant hemp and insulated with Thermore Ecodown, a duck-less down that will keep you warm, even in frigid temperatures.
Footwear and Accessories:
- Moo Shoes is a vegan-owned business, based in New York City, that sells an assortment of cruelty-free footwear, bags, t-shirts, wallets, books and other accessories.
- Vegetarian Shoes is a vegan shoe manufacturer based in the UK, but shipping worldwide.
High Fashion in New York City:
- VAUTE is the world’s first vegan fashion brand, founded with a mission of taking animals out of the fashion equation, by creating something better, using innovative, high-tech, sustainable textiles, cut and sewn in NYC’s garment district with love. They are the first vegan label to show at New York Fashion Week, as “one of the most innovative businesses in NYC” according to BusinessInsider.
- Brave GentleMan is a luxury menswear brand investing in sustainable innovation, superior vegan materials, ethical labor & classic styles made with quality.
- Soluto Custom Gowns, in St. James, specializes in made-to-measure custom designed gowns that aren't only made for your body type, but also represent your unique style and personality. While not all materials available are vegan, Raffaella Galeotafiore, the owner and creator, is vegan and will be thrilled to help you design your vegan dress in Italian Satins, delicate French laces, or other beautiful man-made materials.
- The Cotton Bride, in Long Island City, designs and creates bridal gowns for discerning brides in search of uncommon wedding dresses. While this store has a wealth of vegan options, please be sure to let the attendant know you're vegan and forgo silk.